The Mathematics department provides two different courses in Year 11, both of which allow students the opportunity to gain Level I numeracy. Students should select the most appropriate course for their needs. Their teacher will be able to advise them on this. The two courses are:

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This course is designed for students who wish to gain a good knowledge of mathematics, but with an emphasis on the applied nature of the subject. It will appeal to students who enjoy the practical application of mathematics to real life situations rather than the more abstract nature of algebra. If you’re thinking of future study in subjects that apply mathematics (such as biology, business or psychology, for example) then this could be the right course for you. | Nil. | Approximately $20 for course workbooks. | A scientific or graphic calculator will be required. | Year 12 Mathematics and Statistics (12MS) or Year 12 Mathematics and Statistics Internal (12MSI). | Lu Chen and Colleen Schuster |

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This course is designed for students who wish to gain a good knowledge of mathematics, but with an emphasis on algebra and relationships. It will appeal to students who enjoy exploring mathematical concepts and generalising patterns. If you’re thinking of future study in subjects that require a mathematical background (such as chemistry, economics or engineering, for example) then this could be the right course for you. | Nil. | Nil. | A scientific or graphic calculator will be required. | Year 12 Mathematics and Statistics (12MS) or Year 12 Mathematics and Statistics Internal (12MSI). | Lu Chen and Colleen Schuster |

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This will be an interest-based course, open to anyone, in which students will co-construct their own programme of study. Students will be provided with a list of possible units of work but will be free to suggest others too. We envisage that students will do 4 or 5 units of work throughout the year. Some of those options might be: The Mathematics of Snakes and Ladders (or other games), Matauranga Māori, for example, navigational methods, building Marae, etc. The history of a mathematical topic (number systems, algebra, probability, etc.) Transformations in Māori tā moko or Pacifica patterns, Financial literacy (compound interest, costing a degree course, planning a holiday, etc.) | Nil. | Nil. | A scientific or graphic calculator will be required. | Lu Chen and Colleen Schuster |

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This course follows Level 7 of the curriculum. To be successful in this course you will require strong Level 1 algebra skills and these skills will need to continue to develop and improve throughout the year. As well as extending your skills in graphing and in statistical analysis you will be introduced to some new concepts in Calculus and in Probability. | A mixture of internal assessment and external examinations will be offered in this course. | Merit or higher achievement in either the Algebra or the Relationships (Tables, Equations and Graphs) Level 1 standards. This may be from the derived grade examinations and/or the end of year external NCEA examinations. | Approx $20 for a set of workbooks. | It is a course requirement to have a Graphics calculator for each lesson (any Casio model is recommended). This is important as it allows students to get comfortable with the necessary calculator functions prior to their examinations. If it is not possible for whānau to purchase such a calculator, please contact the Head of Mathematics to make alternative arrangements. | Mathematics with Calculus or Mathematics with Statistics in Year 13. | NCEA Level 2. | Lu Chen and Colleen Schuster |

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This course follows Level 7 of the curriculum but has been designed for students who have found Algebra challenging at Year 11. This course offers five internally assessed papers, with the option of one further standard assessed as an external examination. This will suit students who feel that they achieve better results by completing the majority of the coursework through internal assessments during the year. New to you in this course will be Networks and a deeper exploration of the Statistical enquiry cycle. You will also continue to extend your trigonometric, probability theory and analysis skills. | 5 Achievement Standards that are internally assessed and 1 optional externally assessed paper. | 12 credits in Mathematics and Statistics at Level 1 (from either 11MS or 11MSI). | Approx $20 for a set of workbooks. | A graphic calculator is required for students who wish to take the optional external examination (a Casio model is recommended). This is important as it allows students to get comfortable with the necessary calculator functions prior to the assessments. If it is not possible for whānau to purchase such a calculator, please contact the Head of Mathematics to make alternative arrangements. | Mathematics with Statistics Internal in Year 13 (13MSI). | Students who achieve at Merit level in the Statistical Inference internal assessment and the optional Probability external examination may choose to take Year 13 Mathematics with Statistics (13MS). | NCEA Level 2. | Lu Chen and Colleen Schuster |

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This course covers topics in Mathematics and Statistics that were introduced in Year 12. To be successful in this course you need good statistical analysis skills. The Probability content covers probability theory and probability distributions. The Statistical content covers making an inference using statistical methods and analysing time series data. | A mixture of internal assessments and external examinations will be offered in this course. | 12 Achievement Standard credits in Mathematics at NCEA Level 2 including those in Statistics and Probability. | Approximately $20 for a set of workbooks. | A graphic calculator is required for the externally assessed topics (a Casio model is recommended). This is important as it allows students to get comfortable with the necessary calculator functions prior to their examinations. If it is not possible for whānau to purchase such a calculator, please contact the Head of Maths, to make alternative arrangements. | UE is available from this course. It will lead to Tertiary study. | NCEA Level 3. | Lu Chen and Colleen Schuster |

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This course covers some of the same topics as Mathematics with Statistics (13MS) including making an inference using statistical methods and analysis of time series data. There are also mathematical topics including linear programming, simultaneous equations and critical path analysis. | This course is fully internally assessed using Achievement Standards. There are no external examinations at the end of the year. | 12 Achievement Standard credits in Mathematics at NCEA Level 2 (from 12MS or 12MSI). | $20 for a set of workbooks. | UE is available from this course. It will lead to Tertiary study. | NCEA Level 3. | Lu Chen and Colleen Schuster |

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This course develops the concepts of differentiation, integration and algebra that were introduced in Year 12. To be successful, you need to have strong algebraic skills; approximately half of the course covers new work in differentiation and integration. The remainder covers trigonometric functions and modelling, complex numbers and simultaneous equations. | A mixture of internal assessment and external examinations will be offered in this course. | Merit or higher achievement in both the Algebra and the Calculus Level 2 standards. This may be from the derived grade examinations and/or the end of year NCEA external examinations. | Approximately $25 for a set of workbooks. | It is a course requirement to have a Graphics calculator for each lesson (a Casio model is recommended). This is important as it allows students to get comfortable with the necessary calculator functions prior to their examinations. If it is not possible for whānau to purchase such a calculator, please contact the Head of Maths, to make alternative arrangements. | UE is available from this course. It will lead to Tertiary study. | NCEA Level 3. | Lu Chen and Colleen Schuster |